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ERIC Number: EJ1161243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1086-296X
Other: Multiraciality, Community, and Cross-Racial Research
Brooks, Maneka Deanna
Journal of Literacy Research, v49 n4 p544-558 Dec 2017
In this article, I use what Baszile terms "critical autobiographical reflection" to examine my experiences as a Black and Tamil American woman who engages in language and literacy research with Latinx adolescents. I describe my encounters with two types of research policing in which perceptions of my racial identity are used to challenge the "appropriateness" of my research. Then, I illustrate how my biographical journey as a multiracial woman has shaped how I envision the conception of community that is fundamental to my equity-focused work. Finally, I discuss that it was differences in racialized schooling experiences, not distinct ethnoracial identities, which had the potential to be the greatest barrier in my cross-racial dissertation research. Through this critical autobiographical reflection, I present a diverse representation of what it means to be a Woman of Color educational researcher and document how I enact what Paris conceptualizes as humanizing research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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